With such a range of brands and features, choosing a pair of goggles is as difficult as choosing a new phone or pair of shoes. Most regular swimmers know the immense frustration of bad quality pair of goggles. So before you dive in and pick up the most expensive or most aesthetic pair, you should take time and read a quick buying guide. There are three essential aspects that you need to address when choosing the right swimming goggles. They first need to fit and not let in water. They also need to be comfortable and they need to be clear.
The fit will be decided by the seal of the swimming goggles and not just the strap. It is advisable that you always try your goggles on before you buy and if you are shopping online, confirm with the retailer if they will offer a full refund if they are not going to fit. You should be careful with that the goggles are not too wide to leak water into them. If you want a competition style of goggles, they have a sleeker design so that the drag is minimized through the water. If you want a wide range of vision you will get swimming masks because of their size and these are the best to children.
The comfort that the goggles offers should be in such a way that they seal perfectly around the eyes and not irritate the nose. Most of the goggles in the market have the option of adjusting the nosepieces so that it is not too tight. The strap should hold the goggles in place but not be worn too tight as this will just add pressure to the sensitive parts of the eye. The best goggles at the moment have split straps and these hold the goggles in place better.
The sight is the other consideration while buying the best swimming goggles. Most of them now come with a feature known as anti-fog and UV protection. The color of the lens is the other important consideration. A clear lens means it has been designed for low light and better for indoors. Lilac on the other hand is designed to contrast objects against a background that is green or blue. It is okay to use this type both indoors and outdoors. Blue is designed to allow a moderate level of light into the eye but maintain glare protection if there are bright conditions.